In Depth with Helen Caldicott
Helen Caldicott was interviewed about her life and work and responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. Helen… read more
Helen Caldicott was interviewed about her life and work and responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers.
Helen Caldicott is the author of five books: Nuclear Madness (1979), Missile Envy] (1984), If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth (1992), A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography (1996), and The New Nuclear Danger: George Bush’s Military Industrial Complex (2001).
Helen Caldicott was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, and she was named one of the most influential women of the 20th century by the Smithsonian Institute. Physicians for Social Responsibility, which she co-founded in 1977, was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She has been the subject of several films, including Eight Minutes to Midnight and If You Love This Planet, which won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1982. In 1987 she ran for Federal Parliament in Australia, losing by 600 votes.
Helen Caldicott was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938. She currently divides her time between Australia and the U.S. She is the founder and president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, headquartered in Washington, D.C. close
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